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“Gods in Shackles” is a Must See!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Gods in Shackles is a game-changing documentary for elephants. This film exposes the brutal exploitation suffered by thousands of temple elephants used for Southern India’s glamorous cultural and religious festivals. If you are in the Los Angeles area on June 19th, please come out to support this important documentary film. More info can be found […]

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Justice for Harambe – Shot by the Cincinnati Zoo

by Ryan Murphy

  Caged and killed. These words describe Harambe’s life and now his death. Just one day after celebrating his 17th birthday, on May 28th, Harambe was gunned down after a boy slipped into the gorilla’s confined enclosure. This incident shows how dangerous zoos can be for humans, as well as animals. This was a tragic […]

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Free to Good Home is a Red Flag!

by Bob Price

  Whenever we see the advertisement of  “free to good home” it immediately sets off alarm bells. Many times these animals offered as “free to good home” by well meaning but naïve people will find themselves in situations both dire and cruel. Unethical and abusive animal testing labs have been known to round up as […]

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Sweet Dog, Chap, Released After Life-Saving Amputation

by IDA India

  A very lucky dog was recently admitted to our IDA India Center, Deonar Mumbai, after being the victim of an accident somewhere on the streets, with the details unknown. His leg was severely damaged, and, to save his life, the doctors at our Center had to amputate. Sweet Chap stayed with us for more than two months during […]

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Act Now to End China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

by Melissa Flower

  China’s infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festival is set to begin June 21. Thousands of dogs and cats will be crammed into cages, tortured and killed, all for human consumption. Some will be snatched from loving homes. The “festival” garners national and international condemnation, yet millions of dogs and cats endure the same extreme cruelty […]

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Another Life Saved by IDA!

by Bob Price

  When we received a call about a tiny puppy caught in a roadside culvert, the rescue team at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary sprang into action. It did not matter that it was late at night or that it was many miles away. When the call came, it was answered. Today, that […]

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Google Predicts a Plant-Based Revolution!

by Ingrid Taylor

  Google Predicts a Plant-Based Revolution! Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has named the number one “game-changing” trend of the future as the consumption of plant-based proteins instead of meat. In a report by Fortune, Schmidt spoke to thousands of investors and business executives at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference. Schmidt […]

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Another Sadistic Dog Dragging in Mississippi

by Doll Stanley

  Can you imagine the horror? It’s a beautiful day and you’re mowing your yard, while your best pal is safely tethered ,watching you work and spending time with you. Suddenly, the unthinkable jolts your day. Ray Duncan of Desoto County, Mississippi never saw what was coming. He went in the house for a few […]

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China’s Appetite for Endangered Species

by Mark Molloy

  We must, collectively, speak out and demonstrate to China’s powerful president, Xi Jinping, and other powers that can influence him, that enormous finances and efforts must be deployed to end the trade in wild, and “farmed,” endangered species, once and for all. London’s Economist Magazine is, in many ways, a publication for the power […]